Growing a ‘Stache To Raise Money to Fight Men’s Cancer

There’s never been a better time or reason to grow one.

I’ve never had a mustache before, and really, if I can’t have a little bit of fun with my facial hair and hopefully raise a bit of money to fight men’s cancer, what good is waking up everyday? Life’s to short to take oneself too seriously.

WCAV noted earlier this month that “Over one in ten men in Charlottesville who get a prostate screening at Martha Jefferson Hospital have abnormal results.”

I may even run in The Charlottesville Men’s Four Miler Training Program and Fun Run December 5, 2009 in Free Union (but my bum ankle may prevent this).

If you feel so inclined, please donate here.

The beneficiaries of the donation are the Livestrong Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

As many of my clients and friends know, I tend to grow a beard every Fall-Winter, for no reason other than I’m still able to grow hair on my face. This year, inspired by my friend Jay, I’ve decided to shave off my beard for the month of November.

From the Movember site:

This Movember, the money raised in the U.S. will be split between the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation will use the money raised by Movember to fund research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation will use the money raised by Movember to fund:
• the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance program which has the goal of improving survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer between the ages of 15 and 40.
• research initiatives to further understand the biology of adolescent and young adult cancers.

To date, Movember has raised $47 million globally making it the world’s largest charity event for men. Significantly, awareness of men’s health issues has improved with Movember helping to spread important health messages directly to millions of Mo Bros & Sistas around the world.

We challenge you to join us in changing the face of men’s health.

For further information, visit The Movember Foundation.

Before

Jim Duncan's Unshaven appearance.jpg

After

Jim Duncan's Shaved Visage.jpg

If you can, please consider giving a few bucks.

There’s also a Prostate Cancer Support Group in Charlottesville

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3 Comments

  1. Jovan Hackley November 2, 2009 at 09:45

    Thanks for doing this. Never know how/when it might affect us.

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  2. Tony Sena November 4, 2009 at 18:00

    Definitely a worthy cause.

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  3. Doug Francis November 4, 2009 at 19:28

    Looks like Tony shaved his head! A great cause Jim and I’m sure that your “stache” will grow in faster than Jay’s.

    Reply

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